Explaining Cooperation in Municipal Solid Waste Management
AbstractAs traditional methods of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) become increasingly expensive due to increased regulation, many local governments are considering cooperation as a waste management strategy. A theoretical model is used to specify a partial observability probability model in which the decision Tennessee counties made to form either a single-county solid waste region or a multi-county region. We find that, while economies of scale may be a factor in the consolidation decision, current and future levels of solid waste services are statistically more important.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utah State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2004-07.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2004
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regional cooperation; municipal solid waste; waste management; regionalization;
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- Tiller, Kelly & Jakus, Paul M., 2004. "Explaining Cooperation In Municipal Solid Waste Management," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 20065, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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